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Old Saturday 10th June 2017, 21:56   #1
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Help ASAP please- bird nest is distress

Hi bird people - I need your help I know nothing about birds

I was moving all of the items off of my deck today so I could spray a sealant on it...

(sm tangent: my dad fixed up my small deck this winter and added a roof to it for shade - and I haven't been able to seal/the wood until now so it's been a awhile unused)

Only after moving everything and finishing sealing the deck did I notice in my collapsible canvas chair (it had been collapsed and stored upright on the deck for all these months untouched) a little bird nest with eggs in it.

My husband says they won't hatch cause the mom will abandon it now but I thought that's a myth...

Is this a lost cause or should I try and move the nest into a tree? It cannot stay in the chair... please advise

I can upload a pic if anyone responds (assuming it's easy to attach one - I've never been here before.

Thanks - sorry for the long post.

TL;DR: can I move a birds nest with unhatched eggs?
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Old Saturday 10th June 2017, 22:20   #2
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We beg you, please do not touch the nest. Is there anyway you can hold off working on that part of the deck for a few weeks to a month? The parents will most like abandon the eggs if you tamper with the nest now. Sounds like it may be a Wren nest. They're good at building nests in places like that.

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Old Saturday 10th June 2017, 22:23   #3
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That's the problem- I moved my little table and chair set. And 2 collapsible canvas chairs and grill and did all the work before attempting to open the chair and brush out what I thought might be a few stray leaves

So at this point it too late - kinda.

I didn't physically touch the nest but I'm sure it was jiggled a bit when it was moved.
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Old Saturday 10th June 2017, 22:24   #4
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I can put the chair back where I found it if you think that would help.

I'll try to attach a pic I took when I realized there was a nest

Well apparently the pic my phone took is too big to attach...

The way the chair is folded up, the nest is pretty enclosed. I got close and zoomed in with my camera and got a shot of the 3 little white eggs with lots of pink looking speckles

Does that help any?

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I didn't realize you had already moved it. You can try to put it back and hopefully you'll see the parent return to the nest
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Old Saturday 10th June 2017, 22:34   #6
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Thanks for the advice also!! ��
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Ya know, my bad. I completely missed your post #3. Let's hope for the best.
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